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Government shutdown: Congress sputters on CR
Politico
The government has officially shut down. The partisan gridlock in Washington proved insurmountable, as House Republicans continue to insist on changing, delaying or defunding Obamacare as the price for keeping the government open, while Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama firmly rejected that position.
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Obamacare launch hits early hitch as Web traffic snarls sites
Reuters
Technical glitches stalled the launch of new insurance exchanges at the heart of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, a slow start that could fuel the political debate over providing millions of uninsured Americans with coverage.
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Survey: Confusion over healthcare law but support for Medicaid expansion
The New York Times
Before the new healthcare exchanges opened across the country, a new report showed that the more people understand it, the more they're inclined to participate. But while most people are aware of the law's requirement to buy insurance or face a penalty, a much smaller number have any understanding of the insurance exchanges or of the financial aid available to help people buy insurance.
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Cindy Mann cites managed care as Medicaid's ' lifeline;' hear more from the CMS Medicaid chief in 3 weeks at MHPA 2013
MHPA
CMS Medicaid chief Cindy Mann said one of the most important changes to Medicaid comes in the way of managed care — with 70 percent of beneficiaries now enrolled in these plans and 38 states, with more expected, delivering care through managed care. Twenty-five percent of all Medicaid spending now is delivered through capitated care, she added.

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MHPA added more rooms to the discounted room block at the Gaylord, but they will sell out fast. Details and registration here.
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Webinar Wednesday: 'Why Quality Matters in Incontinence Management' by SCA Personal Care | 3 p.m. ET, Oct. 2
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In this webinar, SCA Americas addresses how high-quality personal care products can help Medicaid health plans improve the quality of the care their providers deliver and save money for both health plans and their providers. The Affordable Care Act and other government health policy innovations present new challenges to providers. SCA Americas will review those policy innovations and will address the new financial implications of quality management of incontinence.

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11,000 enrolled for Medicaid managed care in New Hampshire; more than
100,000 to go

New Hampshire Public Radio
VideoBriefState health officials say 11,000 people have signed up for Medicaid managed care since the open enrollment period launched a little more than two weeks ago. The Department of Health and Human Services has scheduled a series of forums to help others sign up.
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Medicaid enrollment, health exchange in New Mexico set to start
The Associated Press via Las Cruces Sun-News
Residents of New Mexico can now begin taking advantage of key parts of a federal healthcare law, as the state launches a new marketplace for buying health insurance, and the government-funded Medicaid program starts enrolling more low-income adults.
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Arkansas' private option Medicaid demo approved by CMS
Inside Health Policy
CMS formally approved Arkansas' highly watched Medicaid expansion waiver — which many see as a potential model for other states — to place the expansion population into the state's federally run exchange with a state-provided subsidy, rather than expand the traditional Medicaid program.
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Iowa moving on with low-income healthcare
The Associated Press via Times-Republican
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said that even though federal authorities have yet to approve the plan, Iowa residents will be able to sign up for a new low-income healthcare program.
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Medicaid rolls could swell in South Carolina, even as state rejects expansion in healthcare reform
The State
South Carolina turned down Medicaid expansion, so why is the state Medicaid agency ramping up its call center to handle more calls as the Affordable Care Act provisions expand? When the tidal wave of new health insurance customers begins to build in October, a large secondary wave is expected to hit state Medicaid agencies, even in states such as South Carolina that turned down Medicaid expansion.
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Medicaid 'doughnut hole' leaves many working poor without
healthcare subsidies

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
When Medicare was expanded in 2006 to include prescription drugs, the issue of the "doughnut hole" arose — a gap in coverage that could cost patients thousands of dollars before coverage resumed. The Affordable Care Act will make that disappear in 2020. But the legislation will create another unintended gap in health insurance for residents of Texas and other states that did not expand Medicaid.
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Medicaid push hurts Ohio governor with tea party
The Columbus Dispatch
Although he wasn't there, Ohio Gov. John Kasich was bound to have a bad day at the We the People Convention, a gathering of more than 300 tea party, "liberty" and otherwise conservative-minded people at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. How bad? When Republican state Rep. Matt Huffman mentioned to the crowd that Kasich, like most people in the room, supports calling a constitutional convention to pass a federal balanced-budget amendment, there were groans.
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Arizona Health Exchange signups open; people who may be eligible for Medicaid won't have applications immediately processed
The Arizona Republic
VideoBriefNearly 1 million uninsured Arizonans can begin shopping for health insurance through the new federal marketplace established under the nation's healthcare law. But despite years of planning, health experts predict some consumers may experience temporary setbacks when applying for coverage through the new government-run website, healthcare.gov.
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WellCare expanding NJ Medicaid presence with Healthfirst acquisition
The Star-Ledger
WellCare Health Plans, a growing manager of government-sponsored health plans for the poor and seniors, said it has reached an agreement to acquire Healthfirst NJ's roster of Medicaid members and physicians.
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Healthcare law protected, uninsured covered in government shutdown
The Associated Press via The Washington Post
According to former Democratic and Republican budget officials, in addition to the Obama administration, while Republicans pulling on the budget thread wouldn't completely unravel plans, a partial government shutdown would leave major parts of President Barack Obama's healthcare law in place and rolling along.

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The ACA's 'family glitch' could hurt families who need CHIP
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Affordable Care Act is primarily aimed at insuring more adults, including parents. In the process, a substantial number of uninsured children may also get coverage as their parents learn more about federal and state subsidies. Just how many will depend on whether states maintain their existing Children's Health Insurance Program.

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Alternate report lays out public financing path for long-term care
Inside Health Policy
Five Long-Term Care Commissioners recently released an alternate report suggesting Long-Term Support Services could be built into Medicare Part A, while other commissioners have advocated such services be financed through a Medicaid carve out program for private long term care insurance or using savings from a move to site neutral payments for tax rebates.

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Recent webinar presentations from Lilly, First Quality, Millennium Labs, PwC, Deloitte and others available free on MHPA website
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View PDFs or listen to audio for the following webinars: Additional webinars can be viewed here.
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